The room already had lots going for it: the built-in shelving and large picture window are enviable in themselves. But this update makes them just that much better. We're especially fond of the light blue painted shelf backs. Also look at how the mirror over the fireplace is opposite that nice, big window. That will serve to add more light and "space" to the room.
See more images of the room at Country Living.
Image: Bjorn Wallander